Obituary of Stephen Hammond
May 6, 2018. Stephen is predeceased by his parents, Harold F & Julia L. Hammond. He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Slattery; grandchildren, Riley, Connor, Abigail Slattery & Katrina Dominice; siblings, Donna Buchel, Harold (Gina) Hammond, Joyce (Jack) Merkel, Mary Scanlan, Bob (Kathy) Hammond, Julia (Glenn Annable) Hammond & John (Judy) Hammond; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends. For more information about Stephen visit www.bartolomeo.com
Stephen's visitation will be Friday, May 11th, 3-7 PM at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, May 12th, 10 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Rd., followed by his burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to DePaul, 1931 Buffalo Rd., Roch., NY 14624 in his memory.
Stephen's parents, Harold & Julia Hammond raised 8 children. They lived on Anover St in Greece.
Stephen's youth were happy times. He was popular amongst the neighborhood kids. He enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, spending time in the woods and looked forward to particiapting in neighborhood games with the his friends.
He graduated from Olympia High School. During his high school years Stephen enjoyed working on the farm, riding horses and spending time at Durand Eastman Park. His hardworking self came to be during these years, his first job was delivering papers for the D&C.
Work later found him at Gleason, Rochester Form & Machine, Barnard's Exempt & finally at Goodwill Industries.
Family time was special to Stephen. He enjoyed simple things, riding around in a car and any time the family was together food made it extra special for him.
Stephen loved gardening, he was especially helpful with planting and the plan, however weed pulling never seemed to have the same excitement for him. He also enjoyed cooking wonderful meals, clean up on the other hand wasn't where he would shine though. He enjoyed participating in bowling & playing softball. Trees! Man did he love cutting down trees!. He was content and challenged with ax in hand to reduce a downed tree into firewood. Of course there was time to relax after all that hardwork sitting around a crimson fire with family and friends.
He was hardworking, generous, big hearted, well liked, creative, tinkerer, and he ALWAYS put others before himself. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.